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  Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | 9:19 AM ET

Faber Report: Media executives frustrated with Disney's streaming announcement

CNBC's David Faber reports on the fallout of Disney CEO Bob Iger's announcement that the company will be starting their own direct-to-consumer services for their film and sports content. »Read more
  Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017 | 9:42 AM ET

Altice weighing bid for Charter Communications

CNBC's David Faber reports that Altice may be throwing their hat into the ring to acquire Charter Communications. »Read more
  Friday, 4 Aug 2017 | 9:42 AM ET

Faber Report: Pershing Square targets ADP

Posted ByDavid Faber
CNBC's David Faber reports Bill Ackman's Pershing Square is seeking five ADP board seats and wants to change the company's chief executive. »Read more
  Thursday, 3 Aug 2017 | 9:42 AM ET

Faber Report: The future of 5G

Posted ByDavid Faber
CNBC's David Faber reports on the next generation of wireless services. »Read more
  Monday, 31 Jul 2017 | 9:41 AM ET

Faber Report: What to make of Sprint, Charter and Masa Son

Posted ByDavid Faber
CNBC's David Faber takes a look at what is going on between Charter Communications and Sprint. Also an update on SoftBanks and Uber. »Read more
  Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | 9:37 AM ET

Discovery, Scripps Networks agree on at least $90 per share deal: Sources

Posted ByDavid Faber
According to sources, Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks are still finalizing details of their deal, reports CNBC's David Faber. »Read more
  Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | 9:43 AM ET

Viacom and Discovery battle for Scripps Networks

Posted ByDavid Faber
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on deal to buy Scripps Networks. According to sources, the Scripps family is said to want 50-percent in cash, says Faber. »Read more
  Thursday, 6 Jul 2017 | 9:38 AM ET

Faber Report: Liberty Interactive buys Home Shopping Network

Posted ByDavid Faber
CNBC's David Faber reports on Liberty Interactive's acquisition of the Home Shopping Network at a 29 percent premium. »Read more
  Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 | 9:50 AM ET

The first half of 2017 was tough for merger deals—and the 2nd half is likely to be worse, Citi says

Posted ByLeanne Miller

Deal-making in 2017 is off to a rough start, and according to one top dealmaker, the second half of the year is only looking worse.

Despite a few splashy deals such as Amazon and Whole Foods, global mergers and acquisition (M&A) volume for the first half of the year hit $1.59 trillion dollars—which was about 4 percent shy of 2016's half-year total of $1.66 trillion.

When singling out U.S.-targeted deals, the numbers look much more ominous, warned Citigroup's veteran banker.

"[Historically], the second half is 20 percent better than the first half, but even if we get that, we're looking at an M&A market that will be down 10 percent year-over-year in volumes," Citigroup's co-head of Global M&A Mark Shafir told Squawk on the Street Friday.

"So that question is, are we at the beginning of a secular downturn in M&A?"

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  Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | 9:44 AM ET

Broadcom backs away from $20B Toshiba flash biz bid: Sources

Posted ByDavid Faber
CNBC's David Faber reports Toshiba chooses a consortium as the preferred bidder for its flash business sale. »Read more